Noel Tyl is one of the foremost astrologers in the world. His thirty-three textbooks have led the teaching of astrologers for two generations. Most recently, he has written Vocations: The New Midheaven Extension Process, a much-needed guide that will forever change the process of astrological vocational counseling. In the 1970's, it was Tyl who first integrated psychological need theory into astrological analysis. Tyl is a graduate of Harvard University in Social Relations (Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology). Tyl was a co-founder of AFAN (Association for Astrological Networking), astrology's world organization, and retired from the position of Presiding Officer after serving AFAN for eleven years. In May 1998, Tyl was honored at the United Astrology Congress, the world convention for astrology, as the recipient of the Regulus Award for establishing and maintaining professional image in the field.